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Steps – What’s the Big Deal?

Steps – What’s the Big Deal?

Steps matter ... more than you think.  It’s not so much the actual steps on our step counter, but that steps are a really good indication of how much we’re moving.  We thrive on movement - it’s associated with good health, longevity and better sleep.  Exercise reduces...

I’m no fortune teller, but this much I do know …

I’m no fortune teller, but this much I do know …

I’m no fortune teller, but here’s what I do know is going to happen in 2021 when you embark on a new fitness and diet regime with good intentions …. you’ll lose motivation, get bored, think its not making a difference, want to quit, be impatient, find yourself busy...

New to Fitness?

New to Fitness?

If you're new to fitness you've so much to gain, even by doing just a little. I'm not a fan of the 'all or nothing' mentality where you're either 'on' the fitness and diet/ health wagon or you're not 'in the zone'. This mentality isn't helpful and it can even be...

Dare to Begin!

Dare to Begin!

What are your fitness challenges and what’s holding you back? Mine was ‘Daring to Begin’: People who don’t know where to start are often perfectionists. Perfectionism is one cause of procrastination – it makes us worried about getting things wrong. We can only start...

Menopause & Strength Training

Menopause & Strength Training

Strength is a critical part of our exercise programme at any age but even more as we approach and go through menopause. Naturally falling levels of the oestrogen hormone causes more fat storage around our middle, our energy requirements drop and our muscle mass begins...

Mental Health

Mental Health

Mental Health: I thought I’d share with you what I try to do as an exercise professional; I always remember that even the idea of taking part in fitness activities can feel intimidating for many of you - I believe that exercise should be for everyone. Make it fun and...

Exercise and Fat Burning

Exercise and Fat Burning

Do you worry about the exercise you’re doing; burning enough calories? Here’s a different way to think about it …. Imagine the ingredients list on a food label. The largest ingredient is listed first. Now replace the food with an exercise and the ingredients with a...

Eat Wide to Eat Well!

Eat Wide to Eat Well!

When I want to improve my nutrition and diet my first thought is; what foods can I add?  This is because a wider range of foods equals more nutritional exposure to a variety of micro nutrients and minerals.  It’s easy to fall into the trap of eating the same...